Assist families to self manage contact

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCONS504B, 'Assist families to self manage contact'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess suitability for self managed contact

1.1 Review existing court orders

1.2 Explain options for community support outside of the children's contact service

1.3 Respectfully engage parents in the planning process for self managed contact to occur

2. Plan with parents to establish self managed contact

2.1 Help parents to identify issues and barriers to self manage contact

2.2 Develop a case plan to assist the family achieve self managed contact according to organisation policy

2.3 Model time management and planning skills to parents seeking self managed contact

2.4 Model parenting skills and appropriate child behaviour management

2.5 Use negotiation skills to assist parents to reach agreement about self managed contact

2.6 Ensure that plans for self managed contact are in accordance with court orders

3. Monitor and review transition plan

3.1 Review the transition into self management plan regularly

3.2 Revise the plan as determined by family and/or worker assessment of new or existing information

3.3 Maintain a child focused approach in transition planning

3.4 Encourage parents to remain child focused in all aspects of transition form the support of Children's Contact Service

3.5 Follow revised plans to assist families achieve self managed contact

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCONS504B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC41408 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care)
  • CHC41608 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family support)
  • CHC41508 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child protection)
  • CHC80208 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling
  • CHC51108 - Diploma of Children's Contact Services Work